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Tobacco Report A Landmark In Smokefree Initiatives

The Maori Affairs Select Committee's final report on tobacco is a landmark in smokefree initiatives, according to the Public Health Association (PHA).

Cellonis' Cell Treatment For Glioma May Prevent Tumor Recurrence And Improve Quality Of Life Significantly

Cellonis' Cell Treatment For Glioma May Prevent Tumor Recurrence And Improve Quality Of Life Significantly

"For brain cancer patients after surgery, the combined DC-CIK and stem cell therapy from Cellonis Biotechnologies can be a very effective method in preventing cancer recurrence," says renowned cancer doctor Dr. Dinggang Li. "This is a new hope for cancer patients".

'Not For Resuscitation' Orders Issued In 'good Faith'

'Not For Resuscitation' Orders Issued In 'good Faith'

Wellington, Nov 3 NZPA - MidCentral Health, which has received two complaints about issuing "not-for-resuscitation" orders on two Palmerston North Hospital patients without consent, say staff acted in "good faith".

Maori MPs Call For Tobacco Crackdown

Maori MPs Call For Tobacco Crackdown

Wellington, NZPA - The Maori Affairs select committee inquiry report into the tobacco industry, released this morning, is already provoking strong responses.

The committee aims to make New Zealand smokefree by 2025.

Ambulance Body Call For Funding Submissions

Wellington, Nov 3 NZPA - The National Ambulance Sector Office (NASO) is calling for submissions to improve the way ambulance services are funded.

Currently, the Ministry of Health bulks funds ambulance services, while ACC pays on a fee-for-service basis.

Research On Stroke Recovery Shows Promise

Research On Stroke Recovery Shows Promise

Auckland, NZPA - Stroke victims may soon be able to be given a definitive prediction of their chances of recovery, University of Auckland researchers say.

New Research Offers Insight Into Recovery Chances After Stroke

New Research Offers Insight Into Recovery Chances After Stroke

Stroke victims may soon know the relief of having a definitive prediction of their chances of recovery, according to research conducted by the University of Auckland.

Retailers Claim High-Priced Tobacco A Crime Risk

Retailers Claim High-Priced Tobacco A Crime Risk

Wellington, NZPA - Recommendations from Parliament's Maori affairs select committee for a robust crackdown on smoking are out of touch with economic reality and will turn the nation into fertile ground for organised crime, says a retailer lobby.

Waikato Shallow Lakes Cyanobacterial

Waikato Shallow Lakes Cyanobacterial

Monitoring results from late October 2010 have shown that cyanobacterial cells are multiplying, as is expected as the days lengthen and the temperatures rise. The human health threat from cyanobacteria in three of the tested lakes remains acceptably low.

Midcentral Health Already Under Fire For Previous Complaint

Midcentral Health Already Under Fire For Previous Complaint

Wellington, NZPA - MidCentral Health had already received a complaint about issuing a not-for-resuscitation order without consent months before an elderly woman had one placed on her file, the woman's son says.